Potli by Kamakshi Arora MDes '20
An alternative lunch bag with a detachable tray. It unwraps perfectly onto one’s lap, providing the user with a perfect surface to enjoy their meal on.
Mood Board for the Family of Products
I used the mood board exercise to quickly explore scale and materiality of products that interested me. The textural properties of metal, ceramics and fabric were at the forefront of my explorations.
Family of Products/Abstract Concept Sketches
Based on the mood board, I drew up abstract sketches that represented a “family” to me. Some of these sketches explored ideas of integration, de-integration and affordances of different parts of a family.
As I ventured forward into the process, I got fascinated by the concept of draping.
Soft Material and a Hard Surface
The potential act of using a soft material over a hard surface influenced my process further.
World of Outdoor Eating
I started thinking about the world of outdoor eating norms. It led me to do observational studies of people as they performed their ritual of carrying their food and eating it out in nature.
Wrapping Technique for Potli
Potli’s cloth design has its own wrapping technique. It is inspired by Japanese Furoshiki wrapping and transportation techniques.